Higher Education in Santa Barbara
Many colleges and universities have been founded in the Santa Barbara area. Their diversity of size is matched by their diversity of programs available for study: everything from philosophy to photography, oceanography to oriental medicine can be explored and mastered. These programs attract students from all over the nation and the world, making Santa Barbara a center for the best and the brightest in many fields. While in school, many students find the local companies and organizations great places to work for a summer job or an internship. And graduates often desire to stay in the area, adding their fresh knowledge and energy to enterprise and education in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara offers a broad range of career opportunities, from non-profits to major international companies.
While the most well-known higher education institution is the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), below is a list of all higher education institutions in the Santa Barbara area. Click on any of the names to learn more about them.